I was in a moodless mood last Sunday. No mood to bake, no mood to cook , no mood to blog and no mood to anything. To top it off I was having some problems with my internet connection due to some malfunction in my homeplug. After quite a struggle with the cables and relocating the device, I managed to get my connection. It was very upsetting. Hmmph!
Anyway, last Saturday I took my brother for lunch at Iku Yama Uptown. He had not been there before and I wanted him to taste the fusion sushi. We got there early and were promptly seated. The server handed us the specials menu and only one main menu. It's really difficult to share a menu unless you are one of those lovey dovey couples who sit closely side by side and can comfortably share a menu. So I got off my butt to request for another one.
I simply had to order the Salmon Belly Osaka Sushi which is my favorite item on the menu. This time the sauce is different, green instead of brown. I don't know what it is made of but it tastes good. My brother referred to the sauce as "chap" hah...hah...
My brother was very keen on the Crispy Salmon Skin Hand Roll, after having tasted a similar item at Hokano. Sadly, the handrolls were a let down. The seaweed was already soft and chewy when it got to our table. And the crispy salmon skin? Not crispy at all but hard like plastic! "Fail" my brother remarked.
I am not a fan of tempura but my brother likes it. So we ordered the Tempura Moriwase. This one was good. The batter was very light and crispy. It was simply different quite unlike other tempuras I have eaten before and I like it a lot.
We also ordered the Chuka Idako. It was alright. This is one of my favorite appetizers.
We also ordered a Spicy Man Roll, which unfortunately I forgot to photograph. I liked that one and it was hot! Very spicy indeed. Definitely something I would want to eat again on my next visit.
For drinks, both of us ordered the Chocolate Hazelnut Frappe which was awesome. Loved this drink and I want to have it again.
On our way out, I spotted the chef and engaged him in friendly banter. I made a comment on the Crispy Salmon Skin Handroll while giving compliments on all the other items we had. If I were the chef/owner, I really want to hear from my customers be it good or not so good feedback. The good man reassured us that the next time we come, it will be different. I do hope so but what I know is that we will definitely come back!